The beautiful landscape and pleasant climate make S. Leonardo in Passiria (693 m) an ideal destination for holidaymakers looking to enjoy time out in harmony with nature.
The mountain village of S. Leonardo in Passiria - St. Leonhard in Passeier is situated in an idyllic position, at the start of the road for Passo Giovo and on the edge of the Tessa Group Nature Park in Passiria valley in South Tyrol.
S. Leonardo is the most important centre in the Passiria valley, where the Tyrolean militant for freedom, Andreas Hofer, was born.
Thanks to its modern infrastructures, its numerous specialized shops, restaurants, its climatic advantages and its ring road, this town is in an ideal position to spend your holiday in any period of the year.
The "Schildhöfe" (ancient farmsteads of the shield) date back to the 13th Century. Farmers who served the count and knights obtained titles of nobility as remuneration for their work.
The largest hamlet in S. Leonardo, Valtina (1,262 m), is situated on the road to the Passo Giovo in beautiful natural surroundings. Valtina is considered to be a real hiker's paradise. It is the starting point for many hikes into the surrounding mountains. There is plenty to do for cyclists too. In winter long and prepared cross-country skiing tracks, sled tracks and the Passo Giovo and Racines skiing resorts offer unforgettable moments.
The St. Martin am Schneeberg settlement is a former village for miners working at the Schneeberg Monteneve mine and can only be reached on foot. Today the shelter, exhibition and the mine itself document the history of one of the most important lead and zinc mines in Tyrol.
The Ski Resort of Plan can guarantee a large amount of natural snow, and has slopes that cater for all tastes and experience levels.